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K. Aleisha Fetters

K. Aleisha Fetters is a freelance health and fitness writer based in Chicago. She writes regularly for Women's Health, Health.com, and FitnessMagazine.com, and she can usually be spotted in workout clothes and/or eating. She loves to show up guys in the weight room and is currently studying to earn the National Strength and Conditioning Association's CSCS certification. Visit her online at KAleishaFetters.com.

As you well know, your baby's skin is incredibly delicate, making it extra sensitive and likely to burn: “Babies should be in the sun as little as possible,” says Laura Calili, M.D., pediatrician with Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Plus, babies aren’t great...

Summer after sunny summer, you’ve been the model of sun protection. Right? But now that you’re pregnant (congrats!), shielding yourself from the sun's harmful ultraviolet, or UV, rays is more important than ever. Your body’s pigment-producing cells (called melanocytes) kick into overdrive duri...

New research suggests that a simple blood test may reveal a woman’s risk of miscarriage—an important first step in prevention.For the study, researchers obtained blood tests from 993 healthy women who were an average of 11 weeks pregnant. Then they measured each woman’s levels of hCG (a h...

Hiking is a great way to improve your strength and cardiovascular health during pregnancy. Plus, it works wonders on your mood (look at that view!). Just ask Stacy Keibler, our June/July cover star, who told us that exploring the great outdoors is one of her favorite workouts!But when you’re doing...

While every mother has an unbreakable bond with her child, some parent-child relationships are stronger than others. And, as it turns out, 2 in 5 children grow up lacking secure attachment to their parents, according to a recent review of more than 100 studies and 14,000 children. These children are...

Just the thought of intense prenatal exercise may make you want to hide under the covers. (Pregnancy fatigue is so not a myth.) But reaping the rewards of exercise during pregnancy takes surprisingly little effort, according to new research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.Researchers from ...

Heidi's Klum's catchphrase, "One day you're in, and the next day you're out," might as well have been spoken about baby names. Over the years, we’ve seen names come, go, and even make a few comebacks. So, to help you find the right name for your baby-to-be, we polled the nation’s leading baby na...

“I love you, Matt. Oh wait, Mark.” Sound familiar? You’re not the only one to accidentally mix up your kids' names, even if you gave each of them unique names: New research in the online journal PLOS One shows that the slip-up is more likely if your kids have the same initials.Researchers at t...

A lot of things can come between you and your breastfeeding plan: an erratic schedule, lips that won’t latch, and chaffed nipples, to name a few. Enlisting the help of a lactation consultant, though, can seriously up your odds of hitting your breast-to-baby goals, according to a new study in the A...